Officially opened about 2 months ago, the Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is a luxury resort located in Southern Bali very near to the renowned seafood restaurants along Muaya Beach in Jimbaran Bay. Located in a sprawling 1.5 hectare property, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran’s water theme resonates throughout the 118 rooms but the main feature is the signature 1,300 square meters lagoon pool that surrounds the resort’s centre space.
Guests are buggy-driven up to the Main Lobby
The moment you enter through the main entrance of the resort, you will be transported up to the main lobby with buggies as no motor vehicles are allowed to be driven up to the main lobby. This is to reduce noise and air pollution from the engine sounds and exhaust fumes. The lobby area is also known as The Hub, of Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran. The Hub is a space which serves not only as a reception area for guests to check-in and check-out, but is also fashioned as a comforting dwelling to gather and hang out with friends or family while sipping a cup of tea, Illy coffee or other concocted drinks specially orchestrated by the indigenous baristas at Latitude 8 Bar.
Doesn’t this take your breath away?
While waiting for the access cards to our room, we were struck by the riot of colours that compose the beautiful deco of The Hub. On display right at the front is a pair of black and white statuette with gold accents symbolizing the philosophy of Yin and Yang. Our eyes settled on the cosy sofas and couches in bright colours, the flower-shaped wooden fans hanging from the high ceiling, and water-rippled walls accentuating the water theme designed by the resort’s architect, Studio TonTon.
Our favourite welcome drink
Various art installations are exhibited on the walls, such as the colourful photographic works ‘Liquid Art’ by a German artist, Markus Reugels and an installation resembling faces covered by hands made of drinking straws is another masterpiece done by a South Korean artist, Sang Sik Hong. Throughout the resort there are more paintings by Indonesian artists embellishing the walls which are mostly shaded with colours of grey, white, light blue and other natural colours.
The foyer of our Lagoon Access Room
The same spectrum of colours is repeated in our Lagoon Access Room, which we absolutely adore. We love the bright cheerful blue and white contemporary theme of our room… it gives a sense of space, light and reflects the core marine theme of the resort itself. The unique blue hanging lamp at the bedside is customised for the resort, inspired by traditional fishing nets used by the local fishermen.
Welcome snacks in the room
The little interjections of traditional touches here and there are the ingenuity of renowned interior design firm, FBEye. The table-tops and walls of the bathroom are from fine Turkish marble, multiplying the luxe factor many folds up.
Swim from here, the balcony of our room…
Out into the main lagoon pool!
But best of all, we really love the private balcony – the gateway to the 1,300 sq metres salt-water lagoon pool surrounding the resort. As it was hot and humid, we took every opportunity to step into the pool from our balcony and swam out into the main pool. Bliss.
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran also offers spacious rooms and suites, Sky penthouses with a private rooftop deck with pool and dedicated dining area, 4 well-appointed villas with a distinctive touch of Balinese architecture set on an elevated location with splendid views of the Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Bay. Imagine waking up every morning to the magnificent sweeping landscape!
The main door to one of the Villas
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran’s iconic Bale Banjar and Celebration Pavilion took our breath away. Located on the top floor of the resort, Bale Banjar is their unique ballroom with a capacity for up to 150 guests. When you look up at the ceiling, you’d think you are caught in a shoal of fishes – gorgeously designed swirly hanging dropping from the ceiling.
The Celebration Pavilion, the one-of-a-kind event space surrounded by water features and overlooking Jimbaran Bay, this all-glass pavilion is an idyllic venue for weddings and other celebrations with the capacity up to 50 guests. This structure is truly impressive – having an event here is like being suspended between the deep blue sea and the sky, memorable beyond words.
The Celebration Pavilion
Dining outlets at the Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran includes their signature Pan-Asian restaurant – Bamboo Chic, a night club for the-it crowds to see and be seen – Smoqee Lounge, a rooftop bar to enjoy decent lounge music while taking in the sunsets – Smoqee Sky Bar, as well as gelato and Illy coffee bar to refresh – WaLa. More about these F&B outlets in the next post.
Smoqee Sky Bar
The resort has a back entrance access for guests to enjoy the local cuisines at the seafood restaurants along the Bay, just across the road!
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is located just 20 minutes away from the Bali’s international airport – Ngurah Rai.
For more information or reservation, please visit lemeridienbalijimbaran.com.
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
Jalan Bukit Permai
Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 361 8466888